Jornadas ALAO / CALL Workshop


Desde el año 2007 el Grupo de Investigación CAMILLE del Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia organiza en la ETS de Ingeniería del Diseño las jornadas valencianas en torno a la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de lenguas asistidos por ordenador, patrocinadas por la editorial Macmillan ELT. Se han celebrado hasta la fecha las siguientes ediciones:

2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2015


IV Jornadas Valencianas en torno al aprendizaje de lenguas asistido por ordenador: El uso de la tecnología para impulsar el aprendizaje permanente de lenguas

4th Valencian Workshop on Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Using Technology to Prepare Lifelong Language Learners

Fechas de celebración: viernes 15 y sábado 16 de noviembre de 2013

Lugar de celebración: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Edificio 7B)

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Conferenciantes invitados

Mike Levy (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Design issues and options for lifelong learning with technology

    Lifelong learning with technology requires a deep understanding of the resources required for sustained and motivated language learning and the strategies and techniques required to make use of them effectively. This presentation, therefore, is divided into two main parts with a third concluding section that brings them together in the light of rapid technology evolution and change. It should be said at the outset that the perspective presented here is one of many, it is not definitive because designs are inevitably circumscribed by the constraints and affordances of specific contexts and the particular needs of users. The first section looks at the kinds of language learning resources that might be made available, both online and offline. Questions of organisation, systematisation and access are considered including the role of such traditional resources as the Self-Access Centre. The second section considers how the materials might be accessed and used. Here relevant theory is explored with student motivation and proficiency level linked to task design as some of the key concerns. Also the learner disposition required to confidently progress in the longer term will be considered, following Rost (2011, p. 181): “What is essential for development is a process of engaging with input and interlocutors attempting to understand new -and relevant- texts and striving to connect more deeply and for more sustained periods with target language speakers.” [Rost, M. (2011). Teaching and researching listening. Longman, UK: Pearson]



Phil Hubbard (Stanford University, California, USA)

Three paths to using technology for lifelong language learning

    Lifelong learning is a wonderful ideal, but how can we help our students realize it in the domain of foreign language learning? In this talk, I begin with the assumptions that 1) lifelong learning requires developing greater autonomy, and 2) technology will play an ever-increasing role in language learning and use. Drawing on a combination of theory, research, and classroom experiences, I discuss three convergent paths to developing autonomy in support of lifelong language learning: a) The integration of learner training to use technology efficiently and effectively; b) The incorporation of reflection across the learning dimensions of content, task, process, and technology use; c) The promotion of the teacher as a behavioral model in the process of learning with technology. These points are not entirely new to language learning, but their particular implementation here is influenced by an overarching realization: thriving as a teacher or learner in the digital age means embedding oneself in a culture of continuous change -changing content, devices, applications, networks, and patterns of use. This is captured in Goal 1, Standard 3 of the TESOL Technology Standards for Teachers: “Language teachers actively strive to expand their skill and knowledge base to evaluate, adopt, and adapt emerging technologies throughout their careers.” To bring these general observations into the realm of classroom reality, throughout the talk I include examples from an ESL course in advanced listening and vocabulary development.

    Workshop description:

    Techniques and strategies for listening in the digital age

    In this workshop, participants will be introduced to and practice a collection of techniques and strategies for using digital media, especially authentic online video, to support the development of English listening proficiency. These techniques and strategies can be used in class settings by teachers to support classroom activities. Furthermore, in support of lifelong learning, they can be introduced to students to help them with both online tasks outside the classroom and with developing their proficiency once the class has ended.



Christine Appel (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)

SpeakApps: resources and applications for developing oral skills online

Speaking remains one of the main challenges for language students. Very often formal foreign language learning settings do not provide enough time for everyone in the classroom to practice the language. SpeakApps seeks to support the development of oral skills by developing free ICT-based tools and resources, enabling learners and teachers to practice and evaluate speaking skills at a distance or beyond the physical classroom. In this presentation we will show the project tools and resources, we will discuss examples of tasks for each tool and demonstrate how to access the platform. The project online platform is divided into three sections: 1) the learning activities and materials, 2) the learning tools: video/audioblog, videoconferencing, and a content management tool for synchronous tasks, and 3) Moodle classrooms for teachers who want their students to use these activities, materials and tools but do not have or wish to set up the required technological infrastructure and support. The activities and tools provided in SpeakApps are designed to be used both in a face-to-face classroom setting and as the main speaking activities for online courses. SpeakApps is a European project funded with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (

Workshop description:

Learning to use SpeakApps

This workshop will provide participants with hands-on experience in using the three SpeakApps tools for oral production and speaking interaction online: Langblog, Videochat and Tandem.  Examples of tasks in the SpeakApps OER will be analysed and design issues will be discussed.  There will be an opportunity to create new tasks tailored to the participant’s own learning setup using the OER site and its Tandem content editor.  The Tandem tool is designed for synchronous pair tasks which guide the conversation with the purpose of creating an authentic communicative goal. The tasks can be carried out by students in different geographical locations communicating online (e.g. via a VoiP tool such as Skype or a videoconference tool such as Videochat), or in a face-to-face situation using tablets. We recommend participants register to the SpeakApps Moodle platform ( before they attend the workshop.



Joe Hopkins (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)

Developing online teaching skills for the 21st century classroom

Developing Online Teaching Skills (DOTS, is a project supported by the European Centre for Modern Languages ( Its initial aim was to create an online toolkit and an online training space for language professionals who want to engage with online teaching. The DOTS toolkit consists of activities based on an analysis of the needs of language teachers faced with an increasing requirement to move teaching and learning online, keep abreast with latest technological developments, and apply those that are most suitable in their teaching. In the second phase, DOTS and its follow-up project More DOTS are providing training and consultancy activities. This workshop is aimed at language teachers and teacher trainers, and is designed to raise their awareness of the need for an approach to online language teaching that integrates pedagogy with technology. It will give participants an overview of the resources that DOTS offers and engage them in a discussion of the skills and training needs of their own contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the online training space, try out some of the tools, and share their experiences with online teaching.

Workshop description:

Learning to use the DOTS resources

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the resources available in the DOTS training space, namely, self-training tutorials designed for language teachers who wish to incorporate online activities into their teaching. These tutorials focus on the use of various ICT tools, such as wikis, blogs, SurveyMonkey, and Skype, for tasks designed to enhance their students' learning. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of these tools and share their experiences with online teaching.



Mar Gutiérrez-Colon Plana (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)

Using mobile phones to enhance the learner's lifelong learning experience

With the need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, the educational approach of lifelong language learning has gained great importance since it meets both the needs of people to acquire more knowledge and the fact that this is done at any moment throughout our lives. With the advent of MALL (Mobile-Assisted Language Learning) a new methodological space is opening, since learning can take place on the move and the way in which people learn acquires a special dimension, since it becomes more personal and also more informal and thus the “learning moments” become part of our daily lives. The use of mobile phones has become part of our everyday activities, and these devices have also started to change the way in which we learn and process new information. The boundaries of learning a language have widened as well. Nowadays mobile phone devices are used in language learning, ranging from improving our vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and listening skills and they are even helping us to improve our oral skills. During this session we will introduce MALL from a theoretical perspective, followed by an overview of the main successful projects that have been developed with the use of mobile phones as a main or support tool. The hands-on session will be devoted to exploring ways of integrating mobile phones into the language curriculum.



Ana Gimeno Sanz (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

Supporting lifelong language learning through Clilstore

This presentation will introduce language teachers to a new free online authoring tool which allows for the creation and sharing of media-rich webpages incorporating audio, video, images and text. It will also demonstrate how the resulting materials can be shared with learners via VLEs, wikis, blogs, email or social media platforms. The unique feature of this free online tool is the way it treats embedded texts; at the touch of a button all words are automatically linked to a bespoke dictionary interface Multidict, which places online dictionaries in over 100 languages at the user's disposal, thereby enabling them to interrogate texts at their own pace and according to their own learning requirements. The fully online tool has also been optimised for mobile devices (e.g. iPads, smartphones, etc.) thereby ensuring that content can be created and enjoyed on the move.

Workshop description:

Learning to use Clilstore

During this workshop participants will learn to use three extremely useful tools that are completely free: a) the Multidict multi-dictionary interface; b) the Wordlink interface that automatically links all the words on a website to a wealth of readily available monolingual and bilingual online dictionaries; and c) Clilstore, a very simple yet very powerful authoring tool to create didactic units integrating multimedia audiovisual aids, providing the video and/or audio scripts, and linking to additional exercises. The workshop will include a walkthrough of a sample unit made with Clilstore from the learner's perspective; a step-by-step introduction on how to create a unit in Clilstore, including how to retrieve and embed video, audio and graphics. Finally, each participant will create a unit to suit their own needs.



Liam Fitzpatrick (Express Publishing)

Teaching digital natives

Today’s students have a world of information available to them via their mobile phones. No longer do they need to spend hours looking through the library and then have to remember the facts they discover. Why remember if you can bookmark? The fact is that unless we at least acknowledge the existence of technology, we run the risk of our lessons seeming out of touch and irrelevant. In this session we will look at the reasons why we should embrace technology and some of the tools available to us. It will also be demonstrated that at the heart of this there are also some surprisingly ‘old-fashioned’ educational values. After a brief introduction to some key educational issues related to the role of technology in the English Language Teaching classroom in the 21st century, the speaker will deal with 7 main points with examples (Primary and Secondary) that can be applied in ELT Methodology.


Eduardo Valencia (Macmillan ELT)

Adding value to ELT through educational games

Computer games are today an important part of most children’s leisure lives and, increasingly, an important part of our culture as a whole. We often, as adults, watch in amazement as children devote hours to acting as football coaches, designers of empires, controllers of robots, wizards and emperors. Today, however, researchers, teachers and designers of learning resources are beginning to ask how this powerful new medium might be used to support learning. In this presentation we shall look into various examples of using educational games to support ELT.



Viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2013

9.00 – 9.30

Recogida de documentación. Vestíbulo de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño (edificio 7B), UPV

9.30 – 10.00

Apertura de las Jornadas. Salón de Actos de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño

Francisco Mora Mas (Rector de la UPV)

Enrique Ballester Sarrias (Director de la ETSID)

Ana Mª Gimeno Sanz (Directora del Grupo de Investigación CAMILLE)

10.00 – 10.30

Novedades presentadas por las editoriales y café
Vestíbulo de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño

10.30 – 13.30

Presentaciones teóricas. Salón de Actos de la ETSID:

Mike Levy. Design issues and options for lifelong learning with technology

Phil Hubbard. Three paths to using technology for lifelong language learning

Christine Appel. SpeakApps: resources and applications for developing oral skills online

13.30 – 14-00

Novedades presentadas por las editoriales

14.00 – 16.00

Descanso para comer

16.00 – 17.00

Taller práctico impartido por Phil Hubbard

17.10 – 18.10

Taller práctico impartido por Mike Levy

18.20 – 19.20

Taller práctico impartido por Christine Appel


Sábado, 16 de noviembre de 2013

10.00 – 12.00

Presentaciones teóricas. Salón de Actos ETSID:

Joe Hopkins. Developing online teaching skills for the 21st century classroom

Mar Gutiérrez-Colon. Using mobile phones to enhance the learner's lifelong learning experience

Ana Gimeno Sanz. Supporting lifelong language learning through Clilstore

12.00 – 12.30

Novedades presentadas por las editoriales y café
Vestíbulo de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño

12.30 – 13.00 Pascual Pérez Paredes. Presentación del EUROCALL Special Interest Group on CorpusCALL: Corpora & CALL

13.00 – 14.00

Presentaciones editoriales:

Liam Fitzpatrick, Express Publishing. Teaching digital natives

Eduardo Valencia, Macmillan ELT. Adding value to ELT through educational games

14.00 – 16.00

Descanso para comer

16.00 – 17.00

Taller práctico impartido por Joe Hopkins

17.10 – 18.10

Taller práctico impartido por Mar Gutiérrez-Colon

18.20 – 19.20

Taller práctico impartido por Ana Gimeno


Conclusiones. Puesta en común y clausura de las Jornadas Salón de Actos ETSID.

Con el patrocinio de ETSID Macmillan ELT


Y la colaboración de
Pearson España
Richmond Santillana
Burlington Books
Express Publishing
British Council
Instituto Francés Valencia
Centro Leopardi